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Effective Use Of Collaboration And Social Learning At Workplace To Improve Learning And... - 0 views

    Collaboration is the key to being a successful learning organization. Social learning in the workplace plays a big part in a collaborative learning environment. In this article, I will share my thoughts on how collaborative tools can help employees learn better and improve their work performance.
Nigel Coutts

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning - The Learner's Way - 1 views

    Understanding how mobile, global and virtual social networks influence our interpretation of socio-cultural theories of learning might allow us to better understand the interplay of settings and contexts within which learning occurs and in doing so better understand how learning may be facilitated.
Nigel Coutts

Learning in the age of Social Networks - The Learner's Way - 1 views

    Learning is a social endeavour. Schools need to understand that for our students the social landscape has changed. Rather than turning away from this reality we need to understand what it means and what our children need to know and learn to safely maximise the opportunities it brings.

brain-based e-learning | - 1 views

    multiple sources on brain-based learning, social-emotional learning, and educational technology

Social and Emotional Learning | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results.
  • National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.
  • Helping students develop a sense of self will ultimately help them to better manage their emotions, communicate, and resolve conflicts nonviolently
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  • Teaching the soft skills, traditionally associated with conflict resolution and character education, has evolved from being considered "wishy-washy" to being an integral part of educating the whole child.
  • When students work together on project teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts. Cooperative learning and character development supports the social and emotional development of students and prepares them for success in the modern workplace.
    Edutopia has some humor in its writing and definitions of SEL

Reaching Out to Struggling Online Students with Web 2.0 Technology - 4 views

    This well researched article lets the reader understand better the issues related to lack of learner engagement and motivation and shows how the use of social media in the online classroom may help struggling students develop a sense of belonging and fulfillment.

Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In - 4 views

    • Kait Sanford
      Edmoto is a great way to introduce students to online communities. It models Facebook, which could be dangerous if teachers are trying to create learning community and not just a social community. However, it is a great stepping stone into what online courses involve.
    • Rebecca Brink
      I agree that it models Facebook quite closely. I saw this as a perk in the light that it was easy for them to grasp how to use.
  • Where learning happens.
  • safely connecting in online classrooms, collaborating on assignments
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  • collaborating on assignments, discovering new resources
    Edmodo helps your students keep organized with homework, lesson notes, calendars, and teacher help. 
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    "Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential."
    I tried using this as a Learning Management System (LMS) a few years ago.  I was introduced to it through a Science Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Institute I attended.  I found it to be beneficial in aiding students with personal responsibility, by having information available at all times to access.  I moved away from using it when Google Documents became a feature for all of our students.  It was much easier to share that way.  We know use Haiku Learning that has many similar features but allows for Google Drive being linked.
    This is great for having class discussions that you want to be private, so that you as the teacher can facilitate the conversation.
    online outlet for student collaboration
    Students can take quizzes, share ideas, work on assignments and discover new resources.
    I would use this community tool for cooperative learning activities. The value of other perspectives from different backgrounds is paramount as students collaborate on a given topic.
Messi karol

BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care - Anglia Ruskin University - 0 views

    The aim of this course is to develop your expertise in critically in the health and social care arena from an inter-professional and contemporary perspective. The course will equip you with the skills of critical reflection and evaluation so that you are able to lead/facilitate advanced and innovative practice within the health and social care context.
Cassandra Gadouas

Google Custom Search - Social Learning Games - 2 views

    my search engine for social games
Euchay Horsman

Edmodo Reaches 10 Million Users | Edmodo - Safe Social Networking for Schools - 1 views

    • Euchay Horsman
      My daughter's 5th Grade class used edmodo. I loved it because I joined them and was able to see what the class was doing and how my child interacted with her peers and teacher.  I recommend edmodo to grade school teachers and encourage parents to join their children's classrooms.  It is such a good way to be involved in your children's education.
  • 10 million users!
  • Edmodo has reached a new milestone
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  • infographic with some cool facts about Edmodo.
    a social learning platform for K-12 education
    This CMS is getting a lot of attention. All of the feedback has been very positive.
Naomi Orlovsky

View Content - E-Learning For Educators-FA12-901C-2195 - Stout - 1 views

    I  an see that social bookmarking could be an excellent tool for teachers to share sites and online resources. I plan to learn more about this.
Rick Patterson

Reforming Copyright Is Possible - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 views

    The tantalizing vision of universal access to the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity seemed close to fulfillment in 2008, when Google announced the settlement of a class-action lawsuit charging that its Google Book Search project infringed copyright by scanning in-copyright books from major research-library collections.
Debi Griggs

The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication | Social Media Today - 2 views

  • Facebook and other social media channels are redefining how and what we communicate with potentially equally neg ative consequences
  • In Mickey D’s case, that has meant coming to value convenience, low cost, and potentially taste, over nutrition, with enormous consequences for the health of our country. For Facebook and other social media channels, by contrast, it has meant fundamentally shifting, perhaps even bastardizing, how we communicate
  • We’ve seen sentences communicating complete thoughts devolve into esoteric sound bites laced with a dizzying array of fragments and acronyms.
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  • Perhaps most importantly, we are witnessing how social media is helping to foster a society that values frequent communication more than meaningful communication.
  • We are now also communicating different types of information that are often are far more personal in nature
  • Just as we’ll gobble up any new item on the menu at McDonald’s, with little regard to what we’re actually eating, we’ll seemingly share any information that Facebook gives us a new and novel way to communicate no matter how personal.
  • For example, today our communications need to be shorter and more frequent, since people increasingly value quick hits that allow them to glean important information and then quickly move on.
  • Similarly, our communications need to be far more visual to capture our shrinking attention spans, a reality that is playing itself out in the form of infographics, viral videos, and picture-oriented social media sites such as Instagram. Our content also needs to be more personal to appeal to a new generation that has come to expect access to more intimate information.
  • As social media continues to alter our communication, the long-term implications, particularly for those young enough to never have known anything different, could be significant.
  • So, the next time you’re at McDonald’s, consider passing on the fries. And, the next time you’re on Facebook, think about paying a bit more attention to what you’re communicating and how. After all, the negative effects of Facebook may be far greater than you realize.
    Interesting ideas about how the "consumption" of FB could leave the country as under nourished as eating full time at Micky D's.
    I agree the article is interesting. I like the analogy. After refusing to join FB for many years I joined about 9 months ago and continue to ponder how it is used. Thanks for posting it.
Meredith Smith

Facebook - 1 views

    Facebook pages and/or Facebook groups can be used interactively by people. They can be used for calendars, events, pictures, discussions, links, and there are other possibilities.
    If you use Facebook, be sure to like our E-Learning and Online Teaching page at: ! Daily updates on E-Learning Issues. Job leads too! ~ Dennis
Debi Griggs

Social Constructivism Meets Social Media | Digital Learning Environments - 6 views

  • Complete opposite to old-school pedagogy is social constructivism, which proposes that students learn best about a given topic when interacting with other learners
  • the ability of college students to participate in small study groups is the most important determinant of academic success
  • students who study with other students at least once per week are more engaged and better prepared than students who study solo
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  • tech-savvy teachers can join in and geographic limitations are erased
    New study on using social media to create social constructivism.
Debi Griggs

Social media news, strategy, tools, and techniques | Social Media Today - 4 views

    Great site for news in social media.
Stephen Reznak

Key Trends for 2012: New Era of Personal Learning is Transforming the Training Industry... - 0 views

  • For the very first time, learners have the ability to take control of his or her own learning experience.
  • what’s responsible for this shift in the learning landscape? 
  • the advent of new technologies
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  • search engines have become the most competitive technology to the training profession
  • social platforms,
  • the Internet has become the first option as they take greater responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Savvy training organizations are adjusting to this new era by creating personal learning environments and other initiatives aimed at assisting both learners and companies.
  • conservative spending practices will resume in 2012.
  • large and established training suppliers will again be the winners in 2012 while independent trainers and consultants continue to persevere.
  • predicts that companies will increase spend an average of 2% more on training in 2012 than in 2011, a growth rate that mirrors the overall U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
  • estimates the global market for training services to grow to $292 billion in 2012,
  • We expect higher than average spend in sales and IT training to support strategic business investments
  • Corporate training departments continue to feel the uncertainty of the global economy.
  • Competition is also heating up among higher strata suppliers as they are dealing with the fact that many educational institutions have entered the corporate market.
  • a bearish outlook for job growth within the training profession
  • the search engine
  • user-friendly portals that feature highly customized content.
  • Personal Learning Environments (PLE).
  • the next generation of learning management systems
  • personal learning environments are defining a new relationship between the training professional and today’s learner.
  • to deliver training in a variety of modalities preferred by any learner including laptops, mobile devices or video.
  • PLEs,
  • are highly personalized portals
  • recognize individual users and their preferences and provide them with highly customized experiences.
  • driving the trend is the massive increase in social media and the access to informal learning content.
  • Allowing workforces to gain greater access to informal knowledge-based content is clearly the objective of most organizations.
  • That means providing a platform that enables learners to discuss and share relevant content, but which also incorporates tools that allow content to be measured, monitored and controlled for accuracy and timeliness.
  • The spirit of competition not only makes learning more enjoyable, it increases retention and boosts all important time-to-competency measurements.
  • gaming is not just a training phenomenon. It is a social and marketing phenomenon
  • Everyone wants to be recognized for their achievements.
  • games incentivize employees to learn and accomplish more skills, which raises competency levels throughout the organization.
  • Retaining and protecting corporate knowledge is a critical objective for any company,
  • trainers are wise to endorse and encourage them within recognition activities.
  • Trainers need to recognize that people are incentivized in ways other than learning.
  • key strategy for talent retention is in new hire, or on-boarding programs.
  • Whenever a talented individual leaves for another opportunity, more than that person’s skills and career potential are lost. Knowledge and intellectual property leaves also.
  • highly mobile and globally competitive corporate culture,
  • companies are accelerating efforts to identify and retain high potential talent.
  • priority begins with differentiating high potential employees earlier, and channeling them into customized, and oftentimes, fast-track programs that emphasize training and advancement opportunities.
  • social media has demonstrated that business professionals long for other forms of recognition.
  • first and best opportunity to reach top talent.
  • top talent quickly perceives the difference between good and bad.
  • 2012 will continue to see consolidation among suppliers of training products and services,
  • Our industry is an incredibly fragmented and diversified market of training suppliers, which is always an indicator that mergers and acquisitions will be the norm.
  • Consolidation is also a trend among buyers of training services.
  • the strategy is to consolidate redundant processes, technologies and organizations to minimize duplicate and wasteful spending. 
  • buyers consolidate suppliers.
  • involves selective outsourcing.
  • bulk of business process outsourcing (BPO) in the training space
  • a common myth that social learning is an open, free-for-all world where learners go online, communicate with peers, and comment about what they’ve learned.
  • the highest quality social learning environments are differentiated by the continued involvement of facilitators and instructors.
  • Contrary to the myth that the instructor is going away because of e-learning, the reality is the instructor is still with us, and they are not going anywhere any time soon.
    An analysis of present and future trends in the corporate training industry.
    Interesting read on current and future challenges in the world of corporate training.
Maggie Rouman

Instagram - 0 views

    "Social Media Explained a la @ThreeShipsMedia" Instagram - a fun & quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo, then choose a filter to transform the look and feel of the shot into a memory to keep around forever.
    This is too funny...but explains social media very well!
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